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Adenohypophysis

Other Terms: Anterior lobe of pituitary gland, Anterior lobe (hypophysis), Anterior lobe of hypophysis, Anterior lobe of pituitary, Pituitary gland, anterior lobe, Lobus anterior (Glandula pituitaria), Lobus anterior hypophysis, Adénohypophyse

Description

The adenohypophysis is the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It contains a series of glandular cells that, when stimulated by the neurosecretory substances produced in the hypothalamus, secrete different types of hormones which regulate other glands and act on specific tissues such as the thyroid (thyroid stimulating), adrenal cortex (adenocorticotropic) or sexual glands (follicle stimulating and luteinizing), as well as a growth-regulating hormone.

Latin

Lobus anterior (Glandula pituitaria)

Latin

Lobus anterior hypophysis

French

Adénohypophyse

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